Thursday, April 28, 2016

Screenplay publication and event in Japan - Fantastic Beasts news

A new book from J.K. Rowling is always a good reason to celebrate. But this year will mark the first time the author has published a screenplay, which you’ll be able to buy as a print edition from Little, Brown (UK) or Scholastic (US and Canada), 
or as an eBook right here on Pottermore.
The screenplay will be published on 19 November - hot on the heels of the movie's release on 18 November.
Here’s where you can pre-order your copy of J.K. Rowling’s first ever screenplay:
Within the UK: Amazon - iBooks - Google - Kobo 
Within the US: Amazon - iBooks - Barnes & Noble - Google - Kobo 
And if you prefer a hard copy, you can also pre-order from Amazon UK, Amazon US, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble as well as all other good print retailers.

EW: J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay to be published on Pottermore
THR: J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' Screenplay to Be Published

There’s already awards buzz for Fantastic Beasts. The “three reasons to take this seriously”: 
First is that David Yates, ostensibly the most trusted Potter interpreter, is helming the direction after directing the last four Harry Potter films. Next is that J.K. Rowling, you know, author of a generation, is penning the screenplay based on her 2001 textbook of the same name designed to be one of Harry’s required reading for Hogwarts. Then you have Oscar-magnet Eddie Redmayne as lead character Newt Scamander. (via)

Salem witches memorial from the
set of Fantastic Beasts 
Pottermore shared an interview with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” production designer, Stuart Craig. In the interview, Craig discussed the creation of MACUSA for “Fantastic Beasts”, which we have seen featured in the recently released trailer. (x)
The Pottermore Correspondent talks to Stuart Craig about the Salem memorial inside MACUSA

The Pottermore Correspondent’s guide to movie-making: inside a trailer at night-time
It’s past midnight on the set of Fantastic Beasts. It’s winter. Better jump inside a famous person’s trailer for some warmth...

The Pottermore Correspondent’s guide to movie-making: is this Brie real?
Send a journalist to the set of a film every week for six months and she’ll come back with hundreds of observations. In this case, a surprising number of them are about cheese...

Exclusive interview with Eddie Redmayne at the MTV Movie Awards
‘Each time you put a little thing like that out into the world, it feels nerve-wracking,’ he says, in his reverent British half-whisper. ‘The weird thing about film-making is that you make films as a team and together, you care about every bit that goes out. You care what people think. I care.’
Eddie blinks a couple of times, earnestly, and it’s clear that he does. He’s the kind of actor who keeps a piece of his characters in his heart. He adores Newt Scamander especially, you can tell. And after this trailer, we all know the British magizoologist a little better. We know that Newt was expelled from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. We know that he carries more than a Hufflepuff scarf in that suitcase. And we know that Albus Dumbledore argued against his expulsion.
‘When I first heard the notion of this film and that it was set in a totally different time period [to Harry Potter] the question for me was, would those worlds ever collide? When I read the script, the delicacy with which J.K. Rowling weaves the names and the characters of a different generation to the one we know and love excited me. It still does.’
As for Newt’s expulsion and the reason he’s arrived in New York City? ‘I can say nothing further about that,’ Eddie says, holding tight onto the secret.
‘But Newt is much better at communicating with beasts and spending time with his creatures than perhaps he is with human interaction. On the journey of this film, he begins to find connections with people but he’s not exactly a people-pleaser. What I love about Newt Scamander is that he’s his own person. He’s a passionate man and he’ll do anything for those beasts.’
Speaking of beasts, we see two in the trailer: the Swooping Evil and the Niffler...

Suit Like Newt! 
For a sale price of $219 USD, you can dress as a fashion-forward, globetrotting 1926 magizoologist. (via bespokeredmayne)
Mugglenet: Unfogging Newt’s Future with Literary Alchemy (Salem witch trials)
Mugglenet: Unfogging Newt’s Future with Literary Alchemy Part 2 (beasts)
Mugglenet: What Makes “Tarzan” and “Fantastic Beasts” Similar?

Japan hosts a Fantastic Beasts event tonight!  - expect new clips! 
Warner Bros Japan will be hosting a Fantastic Beasts event which they say will be showing brand new footage. The event will be hosted at the Shinjuku Piccadilly theater in Tokyo and starts at 7:30pm (x)
Update 29 April 2016: It seems the footage shown at the event was what had been previously shown at CinemaCon, but with an added voice-over from Dan Fogler and Alison Sudol for the Japanese fans. (x)

Poster signed by Eddie Redmayne

loveddie25: Today is advance ticket sale date!! I get it ;) Buyer privilege : poster 

Eddie’s message for Japanese fan :D
Thank you for your support and I'm looking forward to the day when the movie comes out in Japan!
I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it. Best Wishes - Eddie Redmayne

Gift for fans (x) who cosplay - more pictures here

Fan adventure in Paris Café de Flore

ady_fa14 met Eddie Redmayne at Café de Flore in Paris. She published the photo this
monday, but didn't confirm the date, it's possible that this happened earlier this month, 
when Eddie and Hannah were in Paris  (I try to find out when)

Update 3 May, 2016: 
Most likely the photos were taken on 19th April. Here are a few photos of Eddie and Hannah in Paris. 
Eddie wore the same outfit. Thanks to Ieva for the info and Nadezhda for the photos.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

For the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death - Twelfth Night gifs

To celebrate the great playwright I made new gifs from the video can be found on Youtube (from the program
"In Search of Shakespeare" Ep.3.). Eddie Redmayne made his professional stage debut as Viola in the 400th anniversary Globe Theatre production of Twelfth Night in 2002.

VIOLA: It gives a very echo to the seat Where Love is throned.
DUKE ORSINO: Thou dost speak masterly: My life upon't, young though thou art, thine eye Hath stay'd upon some favour that it loves: Hath it not, boy?
VIOLA: A little, by your favour.
DUKE ORSINO: What kind of woman is't?
VIOLA: Of your complexion.
DUKE ORSINO: She is not worth thee, then. What years, i' faith?
VIOLA: About your years, my lord.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Read more about the Eddie related Shakespeare plays in my old posts:
For Shakespeare's 450th Birthday - Henry VI. and more
Theatre 2002 - Twelfth Night at the Middle Temple Hall
Richard II. - Donmar Warehouse (December 6, 2011—February 4, 2012)
Dressed in the style of 60's - 2012 Simply Shakespeare - A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Fantastic Beasts cast CinemaCon 2016 redcarpet interviews

...Fogler said he didn’t communicate with any of the series’ original cast, since Fantastic Beasts takes place 70 years before the events of Potter; but he did get up-close-and-personal with their shared universe’s puppet master, author J.K. Rowling, who penned her first original screenplay for the film and was actively involved on set. “She told us about our characters, and the futures of our characters, and she really was great,” Fogler said. “She’s so passionate about it. She was really excited to share with us. She’s excited to share it with the world.”

Dan Fogler spoke to press at CinemaCon earlier this month, and also revealed how his character 
Jacob meets Newt and their budding relationship. Do note that the conversation does reveal
a lot of spoilers for the start of the movie, so fair warning to avoid spoilers. (x) (x)

Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler redcarpet interviews
In a CinemaCon interview video, that was removed from Youtube since, Dan Fogler talked about
how his character Jacob met Newt. He confirmed what I already guessed since I saw the featurette.

Link: Pottermore:
...They make all sorts of fake things that look like reality: bookcases that won’t crush Eddie Redmayne, bricks that won’t graze Colin Farrell’s face and furniture that won’t injure Dan Fogler. 
It’s obvious, when you think about it. Of course there are stunt objects. They’re not going to smash real china in the general vicinity of Ezra Miller’s real face. But have you ever stopped to think about it, till now?

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Artworks - Eddie Redmayne portraits

kokoroportraits: A bit of a throwback to about a year ago, when #eddieredmayne
won his Oscar - he has fantastic features that I really wanted to try to draw.
This was the result! Size A6, approx. 4 hours

Portrait by lartist_piano

ascendead_master: Happy Birthday Eddie 💗

sansalvescesteva: Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne pencil portrait by unspeakable_ira

Interesting portrait by marceloalmeidaillustrations - Eddie Redmayne - Boys in Suit

Portrait by sushiporuo (x): Finally got some time to draw this magic ginger man tonight 

Caricatures of Brian Cranston, Eddie Redmayne, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Fassbender

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

CinemaCon 2016 Las Vegas - Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation

Dan Fogler, Eddie Redmayne, Alison Sudol and Colin Farrell of Fantastic Beasts Movie
backstage at CinemaCon 2016 on Tuesday 12nd April

Photos: Fantastic Beasts' film cast make first public appearance together at #CinemaCon (x)

Newt and Queenie: Eddie Redmayne and Alison Sudol at CinemaCon where
they promoted Fantastic Beasts to international theater owner-operators. (x) (x)


“This is a different level of involvement. I feel very very close to this project,” author J.K. Rowling said of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” the spinoff the studio will be offering this Thanksgiving....
Although none of the much-anticipated beasts were revealed to the CinemaCon audience, there were plenty of familiar Rowling elements: plates, flatware and other inanimate objects come to life and take flight. Characters appear and disappear in wizardly flashes. And Redmayne, as Scamander, makes an exit via his briefcase — simply stepping in, feet first, before fading away. Redmayne and Colin Farrell took the stage to pitch the film, along with Dan Folger (Jacob Kowalski) and Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein). Farrell soon announced that the audience had heard enough yammering from actors and team “Beasts” simply went to the videotape....

 Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler and Eddie Redmayne at CinemaCon, Las Vegas, April 12, 2016 (x)

samuelljackson (x): Famous Mufukkaz snoozing @Cinemacon.@kevinhart4real @andysamberg & @eddieredmayne. Me, working @Legendoftarzan. (and Alison Sudol)

Related tumblr posts
with the latest updates
Eddie Redmayne Web Gallery Links – CinemaCon:

kevinhart4real: Good times with Great people.... #DopePic #CinemaCon (x)
Kevin Hart, Cara Delevigne, Eddie Redmayne, Margot Robbie and Karen Fukuhara

Eddie Redmayne discusses his upcoming “Harry Potter” prequel, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to
Find Them.” Plus, find out if he’s always been a fan of the franchise!

The Warner Bros. presentation on April 12th at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas gave a ‘big picture’ on what to expect in Summer 2016, and of course the biggest thing attendees wanted to hear about was Fantastic Beasts. Therefore, it was only fitting that Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Colin Farrell hit the stage to rile up the crowd and promote the film. (x)

The cast members revealed a few new infos about the film in the redcarpet interviews.

Update April 19, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

New Fantastic Beasts trailer - video, screenshots

“You’re an interesting man, Mr. Scamander. Just like your suitcase, I think there’s much more to you
than meets the eye. Kicked out of Hogwarts, endangering human life with a beast. Yet one of your
teachers argued strongly against your expulsion. I wonder… what makes Albus Dumbledore so
fond of you?” — Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

Eddie Redmayne presented the new trailer at the MTV Movie Awards this weekend
I thought I cannot be more excited for the film - I was wrong.
My screenshots below (for full size click)





Updated on 12nd April 2016